Ted Stevenson Standard Barbados Blue

Ted Stevenson

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Ted Stevenson Guitars are hand made by Ted, and Ted alone, in his Montreal workshop. From wood-selection, to winding custom pickups for each instrument, to painstakingly applying custom finishes in any modern or vintage material... This is a true master craftsman operation, from strap button to string tree.

As his exclusive USA dealer, Killerburst Guitars enjoys an unparalleled level of communication at every step along the way with this world class luthier, and it is an honor to present these guitars to our clients.

Here we have one of Ted's 'Standard' models. This one features a top routed body in light weight, full-sounding basswood with a contoured highly-figured quilted maple top, highlighted with masked faux-binding.

The pickups were custom wound for us, and feauture double rows of adjustable screw pole-pieces and a unique inductive circuit. The neck pickup is sweet and articulate without a hint of flub or harshness. The bridge pickup combines twang with chunky, but not overly hot. The magic really happens with the split coil positions, giving you Strat and Tele-like voicings that will have you grinning ear to ear. The sounds coming out of this guitar will delight the most discerning palates. 

The neck was likewise carved to our request. Remiscent of a late '50s small V Strat neck in the shoulder, with the bottom point of the V rounded out to a smooth curve, it fits snugly in the curve of your thumb and forefinger, without feeling too slim/flat or too chunky. It fills up and rounds out to a fuller C but with a slim taper up to the heel, not making a big jump in girth as you slide up the neck. And with the 1.650" nut width, this is truly a Goldilocks neck shape. 

The exquisitely figured birdseye maple fingerboard has a conical shape with a 10" radius at the nut, flattening out to 14" at the last fret. Jescar stainless steel frets measuring .051" high by .108" wide are superbly finished with a gleaming polish and seamlessly mated to the rolled fingerboard edge. "Broken-in feel" is an understatement. The oil finish offers a feel no hard finish can attain.

Full specs:

Model: Standard 
Construction: Pro-Lock Neck Joint (Bolt On)
Scale Length: 25.5"
Orientation: Right
Body Wood: Basswood
Top Wood: Quilted Maple
Body Binding: Scraped
Body Finish Top: Barbados Blue
Body Finish Back: Barbados Blue
Pickguard: Pearloid
Contours: Arm, Tummy,
Neck Wood: Birdseye Maple
Fretboard: Birdseye Maple
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Wire: Jescar 51-108 SS
Radius Nut: 10"
Radius Heel: 14"
Neck Profile: Soft V 0.800-0.860Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material: Floyd Rose R2
Inlays Front: Abalone
Inlays Side: Luminlay
Neck Finish: Oil
Neck Binding: None
Headstock Binding: None
Pickups Configuration: H-H
Bridge Pickup: HD-VHDS
Middle Pickup: None
Neck Pickup: HD-VHDS
Pickup Color: White
Controls/ Switching: V-T-5 Way Superswitch
Bridge: Floyd Rose (German)
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Vintage Locking Staggered
Hardware: Color Chrome
Knobs: Chrome Dome
Cavity Covers: None



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